59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy


The BolognaRagazzi Award – BRAW is the BCBF prize aimed at selecting the finest illustrated children’s books worldwide.

The award honours the best productions in terms of their graphic and editorial qualities, innovation and the ability to talk to young readers; these are the guidelines taken into account by our international jury of experts

BRAW is among the world’s most highly regarded international prizes in the sector of children’s publishing and it’s a great business opportunity for the publishers.

Winning the prize or gaining a special mention means gaining extraordinary visibility for the title in the publishing world, representing a leading launch pad that gives publishers, authors and illustrators the opportunity to bring their books to the international children’s publishing industry – thanks to the high profile recognition that the winners receive by BCBF, both during the fair and on line.

There are four main Award categories: FictionNon-FictionOpera Prima (for unpublished authors and illustrators), and Comics. The jury is also asked to give a special New Horizons award to a particularly innovative book. Besides the main permanent categories, every year BRAW features also one or more special categories.

The special category of the 2021 BolognaRagazzi Award has been dedicated to POETRY. 

As usual, the awarded books will join our full collection of the prize-winning books held by the Salaborsa Ragazzi Library in Bologna. 

The complete list of winners and mentioned titles can be accessed here

2021 Special Category: POETRY

The 2021 BolognaRagazzi Award Special Category has been devoted to poetry in  acknowledgement of the wealth of poetry books produced in recent years by the children’s publishing industry worldwide.

Short, even very short, profound, thoughtful, hilarious, satirical and critical, poetry is an art form, a means of conveying thought and communicating that resonates with curious young minds, eager to discover the world around them, and especially, in search of authentic meaning.

The POETRY award was adjudicated by an independent jury made up of sector experts.


Find out here the winners in the 2021 Poetry category

BolognaRagazzi Award - All the 2021 Winners

We are excited to present you the wonderful books selected for the 2021 BolognaRagazzi Award. 1,576 titles were submitted from 41 ...

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